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    #1

    Which one is correct, two pieces of chicken or two pieces of chicken legs?

    I think 'two pieces of chicken legs' is not correct.
    Chicken legs already contain the meaning of 'parts of a whole chicken.'
    So two chicken legs is correct expression.
    What do you think about it?

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    Re: Which one is correct, two pieces of chicken or two pieces of chicken legs?

    Both are possible. You can have two pieces of chicken legs, not the whole legs.

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    Re: Which one is correct, two pieces of chicken or two pieces of chicken legs?

    I find "two pieces of chicken legs" very unnatural. I would probably accept "two pieces of chicken leg" if the pieces of chicken in question were not the entire leg or were reconstituted bits of chicken leg, but if the whole leg is involved then you would just ask for "two chicken legs".

    It works the same for most parts of a chicken/turkey: "Two chicken thighs please", "Two turkey breasts please".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Which one is correct, two pieces of chicken or two pieces of chicken legs?

    A chicken leg has a thigh and a drumstick. In recipes, the appropriate part is specified.

    In restaurants, if I ordered a chicken leg I would expect to get both parts — attached.

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    Re: Which one is correct, two pieces of chicken or two pieces of chicken legs?

    Anatomically, you are correct, but the names used vary from person to person and restaurant to restaurant. In AmE the lower part of the chicken leg can be called 'leg" or "drumstick". A half chicken can be wing, breast, thigh, and either leg or drumstick. A quarter chicken can be white meat (wing and breast) or dark meat (thigh and leg or drumstick).

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